So this month, I combined STEAM activities plus art plus yoga, and had a lot more fun.
Each week we did an art/science activity, went into my story room for a short yoga session, then came back and either finished our activity, or did an additional activity.
Week 1: Farm Week
Activity 1: STEAM
We did "Color Changing Milk" with several different kinds of milk products. It's loads of fun, but we unfortunately used the Ivory dish soap we had on hand. Trust me, use Dawn instead. Because this activity involves fats, the Dawn soap is much more effective.
Activity 2: Yoga: We went into my story room and did Farm Animal Yoga, which was different animal yoga poses, all done while singing "Down On Grandpa's Farm." Because cows and goats and sheep all give milk, and we were doing milk activities. Get it?
Activity 3: Painting with milk. We ended up using heavy cream which worked well as a medium. The kids enjoyed this, but for practical reasons didn't take their artwork home. But we did take pictures of their creations:
Everyone loved it, I think.
Coming up in week 2, in the fall I introduced my kids to leavening with baking powder and baking soda. And it's time this month for some yeasty fun!